Job: Senior Scientist Bioinformatics- Pfizer - Pearl River, NY, USA
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A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.


This is a position within the Bacterial Vaccine Research and Technology group in Vaccines Research at Pfizer. The incumbent will be expected to apply bioinformatics methods to biological questions that occur during the vaccine discovery and development process. This will include, but not limited to, detailed analysis of whole genome sequence and transcript profiling from bacterial and viral pathogens, both laboratory and clinical invasive disease isolates. The individual needs to have a good publishing record, with a demonstrated ability to author well written and review external scientific publications and internal technical documents. The incumbent will be expected to prepare and present clear and concise oral presentations to both internal and external audiences.


• Analysis of whole genome sequence and transcript profiling data in support of all vaccine programs; includes isolates from both surveillance studies and clinical trials • Analyze/mine epidemiological and phylogenetic data – interpret/summarize comparative analysis of internal data with information accessed from external databases • Present data at internal and external meetings • Assist with document preparation for regulatory, patent and scientific presentations and submissions. Prepare written summary reports and presentations as required. Author manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals. • Ongoing evaluation of commercial and web-based database tools designed to archive, search and analyze sequence diversity data; develop and implement alternatives to increase efficiencies • Develop best practices through interactions with colleagues in the Pfizer bioinformatics community • Maintain laboratory notebook in a detailed and descriptive manner • Satisfactorily complete all training in conformance with departmental requirements • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements • Regular and efficient collaboration with colleagues in a matrixed environment is expected. In some instances, incumbent will also be asked to provide bioinformatic support for vaccine projects outside of the immediate group, both in Pearl River and at other Pfizer research sites. The individual is expected to be an effective team member and regularly communicate his/her commitments and project status to line management.


Advanced scientific degree (PhD) with minimum of 1 year of relevant post-graduate experience and demonstrated bioinformatics skill sets, preferably applied to infectious disease problems. Alternatively an individual trained in bioinformatics with a BS or MS plus 5 years of experience in a field of science relevant to the position (e.g., Microbiology, Immunology, Infectious Disease). Ability to create/develop programming code a plus.


Sitting, repetitive procedures, bioinformatic analyses of complex/large sequence and epidemiological data collections, able to perform mathematical calculations


Periodic travel, adherence to all safe work practices


Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.4 years ago • written 3.4 years ago by andyd20

I wanted to enquire about this advertised job vacancy, is the job still available or has the post been filled? It's really close to my profile!

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